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  • Hurricane Jeanne appears on track to hit Florida's east coast
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  • Four killed in Panhandle plane crash were on Ivan charity mission
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  • Mistrial declared in case where teen was target of racial "joke"
  • Panhandle utility wants sewer plant moved to higher ground
  • State employee arrested on theft, bribery charges
  • Homestead house fire kills four children, one adult
  • Pierson leader tries to cut off relief to local fern cutters
  • Florida's high court rules Terri's law unconstitutional
  • Jacksonville students punished for putting stripper pole in dorm
  • FEMA handling nearly 600,000 applications for help
  • Man who killed wife, niece, self also killed mother in 1971
  • Producer sues city over lead ball fired by Miami police
  • Tourism suffers across Florida after pummeling by hurricanes
  • Key dates in the life of Terri Schiavo
  • An excerpt from the unanimous ruling in the Schiavo case
  • Four confirmed dead after small plane crash in Panhandle
  • Correction: Disney-Cruise Line story

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    © St. Petersburg Times, published March 9, 2001

    Mayor changes mind, will seek re-election

    MIAMI -- Miami Mayor Joe Carollo, who faces a domestic violence charge for allegedly throwing a hard object at his wife last month, will run for re-election.

    Shortly after his wife, Maria Ledon Carollo, filed for divorce in November, the mayor said he would not seek re-election. However, he said Tuesday, progress during his four years in office helped him change his mind.

    "There are more growth and investors in the city today that in its entire history. Taxes are at their lowest in 30 years, and the crime rate is its lowest since the mid 1960s," he said.

    Carollo would not say whether he would leave the race if found guilty in the misdemeanor battery case, but he said he doesn't think it will cost him victory.

    Three officers disciplined over misplaced cruiser

    PENSACOLA -- Three police officers were disciplined Thursday for the disappearance of a patrol car that sat in a church parking lot for a year and a half.

    Sgt. Greg Moody checked out the cruiser for a weekend function at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in 1999 but never returned it. He was fined $450 -- three days' pay -- and two other officers received letters of reprimand.

    Moody left the car parked at the church, which is outside the city, to serve as a crime deterrent.

    Reprimands went to Officer Brian Barton, who coordinated the department's vehicles, for failing to notice the car was missing, and Lt. Steve Ordonia, for never asking why the cruiser was parked so long at the church he attends.

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